• WFP Cash Assists Thousands Hit By El Niño Drought In Lesotho

    cash assistance

    24/03/2016 — Lesotho

    Hundreds of thousands of people are facing hunger as an El Niño-related drought takes its toll in Lesotho. To reduce its impact, WFP is giving money to the most vulnerable families in two of the worst-affected

  • Relief Challenges As Drought Plunges Lesotho Into Emergency

    Berea drought

    29/12/2015 — Lesotho

    WFP plans to strengthen collaboration with the government and partners as more than 650,000 people face hunger in Lesotho's worst drought in decades. Struggling from two successive crop failures, the mountain kingdom has been pushed into a state

  • El Niño Drought Projections Worry Lesotho Farmers

    El Niño drought

    11/11/2015 — Lesotho

    After one poor agricultural season, farmers in Lesotho are now feeling the effects of theEl Niño weather event which means reduced rainfall - yet again - for most of southern Africa. In such circumstances, it

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  • 24/02/2017 — Lesotho

    Africa Day of School Feeding

    Today is Africa Day of School Feeding!  An entire continent is coming together in the fight against hunger. #ADSF

  • 05/03/2014 — Lesotho

    Cash for Assets Changes Lives in Lesotho

    In the last three months of 2013, Annah participated in a Cash for Assets project in her village of Ha Ramohapi in the district of Mafeteng.  This region is experiencing high rates of environmental challenges due to soil erosion and climate change. As a result, there are many vulnerable families who have lost vegetable fields and risk not having enough food to feed their families.    In response to this situation, WFP, along with the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) and the UK Government through the Department for International Development (DFID) implemented the Cash for Assets programme in vulnerable districts of Lesotho, including Mafeteng. The goal of Cash for Assets is to secure the immediate needs of the most vulnerable people while simultaneously taking steps to reduce erosion and land degradation.    Annah is one of more than 150,000 people who benefitted from the Cash for Assets project in 2013. "I worked in a team to plant trees and build rock walls that move heavy flowing rain water away from our fields - now our fields are protected and we can continue to plant food," Annah told WFP during a recent visit to her village. "The project has helped me a lot." 

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